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Project Mannager Consultant
Ref No.: 18-00289
Job Description:Essential Accountabilities:
• Experience managing large programs; particularly programs that cross departments and teams within an organization
• Coordinates and conducts regular effective and efficient meetings to review project status, resolve issues and address risks
• Plan for risks which includes developing strategies for dealing with potential risks as well as covering them
• Responsible for project schedules and confirming each is tracked against plan
• Assist business product manager in overseeing and tracking project budget against actual costs ensuring that variances are communicated to the stakeholders
• Collaborate with product manager and other stakeholders to define epics; break epics into stories; plan and execute sprints so business needs are met while aligning to DPG's digital strategy
• Find creative solutions to technology, product and organizational challenges
• Oversee vendors to develop, enhance and maintain the product
• Develop and evaluate RFP's for vendor development projects of different sizes and urgency simultaneously from concept, requirements, development to product implementation work
• Champion agile methodologies throughout the development process
• Open style of communication to foster flow of ideas during brainstorming
• Cross disciplinary understanding of engineering, web design, instructional design and quality assurance
• Manage multiple web application software development projects of different sizes and urgency simultaneously from concept, requirements, development to product implementation
Required Experience:
• In depth knowledge of software development
• Deep knowledge of Agile project management demonstrated by 5-7 years of as Project Manager, or Program Manager
• Bachelor's degree in Business, Information Technology, Computer Science or related field required.
• Project Management Professional (PMP) or Certified Scrum Master is a plus
• Experience working with external software vendors, including offshore vendors, and in utilizing both traditional and rapid/lightweight project management
• Demonstrated skills in leadership, negotiation, conflict management, communications, organizational and critical thinking

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